Unbeaten filly Zelady’s Night Out has added another dimension to the Magic Millions 2YO Classic on the Gold Coast.
The Myboycharlie filly stretched out to 1200m on a good surface to defeat a deep field of Magic Millions hopefuls in the G3 Bruce McLachlan Stakes on Saturday. She joined a frantic pace up front before Jim Byrne elected to take a sit and then settle the issue in the straight.
The Tony Gollan trained filly had won her first two starts over 1150m on slow tracks at Doomben and has emerged as a clear second-choice for the $2 million feature behind odds-on favourite Capitalize.
Zelady’s Night Out was offered by Yarraman Park and was purchased by FBAA member Blue Sky Thoroughbreds & B2B Bloodstock for $65,000 at the 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
“Capitalist is a very good colt but I wouldn’t swap my filly,” Gollan declared. “There was a lot of speed on today and she couldn’t have been any more impressive. That’s three-from-three and now she’s had a good look around at the track.
“We’ve been kind to her in the lead up and there’s more improvement to come. She’s my best chance to win the Magic Millions.”
Blue Sky’s Julian Blaxland also bought Sundance (I Am Invincible) for $140,000 on the Gold Coast and he is among the main chances for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic after a last-start victory in the LR Phelan Ready Stakes (1050m) at Doomben.